PHILADELPHIA—Right now, Dwayne Morgan is 6-7. That makes him about the same height as his mother, and he’s only a sophomore in high school.
The 2014 forward from Baltimore City College High School (Md.) has college coaches taking notice, not only because of the skills he has now, but because, down the line, he could end up being close to seven feet tall.
He currently holds offers from UNLV, Seton Hall, South Florida, and NC State, and says he is drawing interest from schools that include Texas, Maryland, and Syracuse.
“I want a team that lets me play,” Morgan told NBCSports.com this past weekend about his college desires. “Sometimes I play in and out.”
He was impressive over the weekend, showing his length in blocking shots defensively and getting to the rim offensively. He is still raw, but considering how much he can grow and how high his ceiling is, his stock should continue to rise.
As he matures on the court and understands the full breadth of his talent, the high-major offers will keep coming.
“Sometimes I get really nervous because I want to play good. I’m comfortable with it, it’s just I get so excited that I rush a little bit,” he said. “I think it’s a positive now, but as time progresses, it’ll get better.”
Morgan says, as far as his recruitment, he is not bound to any geographical area, and mentioned what he is looking for in a coach and program.
“I want a coach that will tell me the truth, a guy who will tell me if I played good or played bad,” said Morgan. “Pretty much, a hard-nosed guy because that’s how my AAU coach is.”
As a recruiting side note, Daquan Cook, a Baltimore native out of the Class of 2012, is signed to play for UNLV in the fall. The Rebel coaching staff has ties to the D.C./Baltimore area, and has been among the schools recruiting Morgan the hardest.
UNLV watched him over the weekend at the Hoop Group Jam Fest in Philadelphia.
Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_